Hey Liberals! Want to be Adopted by conservative Christians?

Well, now I’ve seen and heard it all! A conservative Christian group allied with Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University decided that, rather than condemning liberals like President Obama, they should adopt them instead. This is a radical change from the usual conservative Christian rhetoric about those with whom they disagree.  In addition to adoption, the Liberty Council wants its members to pray for the liberals as well.

Jerry Falwell
Jerry Falwell

And who makes the list? The usual suspects, like the President, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. However, there are others who might now classify themselves as liberal, like California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

And what is President Obama’s sin? From the Liberty Council’s prayer initiative….

“President Obama has assembled what is arguably the most radically liberal administration in American history. His policy initiatives have favored socialism, the homosexual agenda, and the funding of infant genocide around the world. He has denied America’s Christian heritage but has openly praised Islam for its contributions to America and the world. He calls himself a ‘citizen of the world,’ a term that reflects his support of a ‘one world government.'”

So what exactly are they praying for? Do they think the President and his ilk will experience some sort of miraculous conversion? Now, just in case you think The Liberty Council’s approach heralds some new era of conservative Christian soft sell, consider that at last week’s “How to Take America Back ” conference, Obama was called “an enemy of humanity” by Arizona Cong. Trent Franks.

At that same conference, a former advisor to Mike Huckabee accused the President of staffing his administration with “professional infidels”. Sound familiar? That’s the same kind of language radical Islam uses. No matter. These folks believe they have right on their side, whatever right is.

So back to praying for liberals. At the church I attend, we pray for world leaders. When GW Bush was president, we prayed for him, as we do now for President Obama. And Qaddafi. And Ahmadinejad. And Kim Jong Il. We pray not in tongue-in-cheek humor, but because we want God to help guide their thinking and actions. At least, that’s what I’m praying for. When we pray for our Episcopal church, we include those people with whom we fundamentally disagree.

However, when the Liberty Council says they’re praying for Obama because he believes in some sort of one world government, they’re straight up lying. They also lie when they say the President has denied America’s Christian heritage. But hey, I’m nitpicking here. I guess the central question is whether there’s anything wrong with praying for liberals, since liberals do in fact pray for conservatives.

You tell me. Anything wrong with adopting a liberal?

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4 thoughts on “Hey Liberals! Want to be Adopted by conservative Christians?”

  1. When “born-again” conservatives invite liberals into their homes and wash their feet, either literally or figuratively, then I will believe they are doing Christ’s work.

    MY JESUS wants me to serve people, not condemn them for being liberal, socialist, homosexual, or any other things that the conservatives consider unsavory.

    After all, wasn’t Christ the original socialist, lobbying for an egalitarian society????

    I’m just saying….
    .-= sekanblogger´s last blog ..A HEALTH SYSTEM THAT BANKRUPTS FAMILIES – by Jim Hightower =-.

  2. I was once a born again christian at the dawning of televangelism 1.0 (oral roberts, jimmy swaggart, jim and taffey baker, etc…) and we all know how that worked out.

    Now, at it’s apex, American Christianity is becoming a caricature in its current televangelism 2.0 (and I thought that would be hard to pull off)

    Americans, unfortunately, are like sheep led to the slaughter daily, even those still attending church under any circumstances. Our inability, as citizens, to “Rightly Divide The Word” is where all our problems begin. Even as Brooklyn rises each Sunday to attend service, the takeaway is sorely lacking.

    Walk into any congregation in NYC on Sunday and conduct the following survey:

    1. What was the highest level of education completed?

    2. What news publications do you read daily?

    3. What was the title of the last non-religious book you’ve read?

    4. Does your Church have a literacy program?

    More than 50% of the congregation would answer contrary to what you would hope their response would be. Unfortunately, we have a largely illiterate church going audience whose mind is made up weekly by a flawed individual, adorned for the weekly meet and take (tithe and offering).

    And just ook at where the current political debate centers. The SOUTH. Examine their state’s public education record and it speaks for itself.

    The Bible, the Christian standard for living and being, can’t even be read with the comprehension necessary to arrive at enlightenment.

    We’re in a lot of trouble.
    .-= Michael Corley´s last blog ..We’re Almost There…And You’re Going to Love It =-.

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